Welcome to the Florida Chapter of the National Black Radio Hall of Fame



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Membership Applications are now being accepted




Don Cody Florida Chapter President.


Don Cody is a highly respected, seasoned radio veteran with a gracious 50 years in the broadcast industry.  He has managed top radio stations in St. Louis, Charlotte, Little Rock, Tampa, Norfolk and other major cities.  Don founded Moses Media, Inc.  throughout the years, Moses Media, Inc. has become a Major Media Conglomerate working with clients; such as, Michael Jackson, Alicia Keys, Lil' Wayne, Mariah Carey, 50 Cent, Prince, Ciara, Boyz II Men, Kanye West, Beyonce, Ludacris, Future, Rick Ross, Nicki Manaj and many, many more.


Reach out to Don Cody at cody7777@aol.com for information on joining the Florida Chapter. 

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Brion O' Brion.  Brion started his career as intern/producer of the Rick Party show on WOWI-103 Jamz Norfolk; he then landed his first radio on air gig in Greenville, SC at WHYZ-AM-1070.  Brion went on to work at such heavy hitters a WERQ Baltimore; WVKL Norfolk; KYKy St. Louis and currently WLLD Tampa.  Brion has been in the industry for over 33 years.  He still has a passion for the business and loves to pass his knowledge on to the next generation of broadcasters.  Brion has been appointed as Vice President of the Florida Chapter of the National Black Radio Hall of Fame.




Joe Bullard a Florida native andTallahassee’s FAVORITE RADIO Personality!  “The Voice of the FAMU Marching 100”.  “The ALMIGHTY” Joe Bullard weekdays from 10AM – 3PM on WHBX Tallahassee’s BIG Station…96.1 Jamz!  Joe has many many years in the Record and Broadcast industry.  "But you know that"






Lynn J. Brown is Owner and CEO of the South Florida Gospel Music Awards founded in 2004; her position as a Board Member later found her title to change to CEO after the passing of Peppi Hendix; the original founder. 


Lynn has started the L.A. Jackson School of the Arts; a Christian based music school.  Later, in 2009 she was appointed President of the Broward Alliance; formerly, the Broward Gospel Announcers Guild.  Today, she has been appointed Secretary of the Gospel Music Industry Network.


Five days a week Lynn hosts the Gospel Hot Hitz Show on WOIB 101.9 FM.  Lynn is an ordained Minister and a Stellar and Dove Award Member.




TJ Chapman is a "World Traveler".  CEO and Founder of TJs DJs, Manager of recording artist B.o.B., Former Manager at Scotty ATL, Former Manager at K Camp.  TJ has a wealth of experience in artist management, artist development, road touring and much more.  TJ is in and out of radio stations worldwide on a regular!!


Chico the Virgo.  For the last 50 years, with the help of the Almighty God, millions of people have enjoyed the smooth and mostly funky sounds of Chico the
Virgo. He’s most loved for his rhythmatic rhymes such as “I’ll have you
looking for me in the daylight with a flashlight.” Chico has delivered
number one ratings in morning drive as well as afternoon drive while
serving as music director and program director. He has served the communities of Leon County, Palm Beach County, Broward County and currently Miami-Dade County on the number one station in South Florida, Hot 105 . Chico has also hosted South Florida’s only blues show called Chico Plays the Blues.


Chico has been awarded DJ of the year by Black Radio Exclusive and
Jack the Rapper. Chico also has three Marconi Awards for excellence in radio. Chico never attended broadcasting school but, he has earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University. Chico was trained and receive his skill set under the tutelage of the late Charles Merritt (The Mad Hatter). He also stands on the shoulders of the superstars he grew up listening to: Joe Fisher, The Crown Prince, Wild Man Steve, Fred Hanna, Nick with the Solid Kick
and Milton “Butterball” Smith. The greatest pleasure I received throughout this journey is the people and the opportunity to serve those various communities.




Eric Davis (Blakey), know On-Air as Eric “Hollywood” Davis is a seasoned radio veteran with more than 42 years of experience working in various capacities, including On-air Personality - WCFB-FM, Orlando; WQMG-FM, Greensboro; WXYV-FM, Baltimore; WIZF-FM, Cincinnati;
WTLC-FM, Indianapolis; On-air Personality/Music Director - WOWI-FM, Norfolk VA Beach; On-air Personality/Promotions Director - WVBE-FM, Roanoke; On-air Personality/Program Director - WPZZ, Indianapolis; Broadcast Instructor, The Broadcast Training Network, A&T State University, and The Connecticut School of Broadcasting; Voiceovers for The Trinity Broadcasting Network; and Member of the Advisory Board for WESH-TV (NBC affiliate in
Orlando). Eric is also Owner and President of Eric Davis Voice-Overs and Creative Services. We provide Radio- TV Imaging, Promos, Commercials, Narration and IVR. Eric Davis Voice-Overs' services are geared toward the recording and creation of high-quality broadcast and non-broadcast audio and audio-to-video productions. www.EricDavisVoiceOvers.com .


Finally, Eric is founder and president of America's Best Broadcasting Academy (ABBA) which is an eLearning, web-based radio broadcast learning facility, based in Orlando-Deltona, Florida. 

Eric also authored the America’s Best Broadcast Academy’s online workbook (Registration Number TXu 1-854-233). ABBA educates students about the on-air and production process and prepares them for various career paths in this field.




Jerry D. Fenner.  With a career spanning over 35 years, Jerry D. Fenner has certainly gained a world of experience. This experience has led to six South East Regional Audio Production and Voice Over Awards and Two Special Program Of The Year awards. Also former voice talent for B.E.T. (Black Entertainment Television), Jerry hosted three daily video programs covering over 40 million households nationwide.
While at WWRL-NEW YORK, Jerry took control of the 6pm to 10pm  "RHYTHM & ROMANCE," achieving great ratings. Jerry has served as Production/Image Director for WCFB-STAR 94.5fm in Orlando, Florida, and the V.O.G. for the South East Regional Emmy Awards.



DJ Joe Fisher. After thirty plus years of working in R&B radio he found that his roots were guiding him back to his first love, gospel music. He has lead stations in Miami, Lakeland and Orlando, with his path
bringing him to WSIR in Winter Haven since 1998. During his
over 55 years in radio he has been privileged to receive a multitude
of awards from his peers but the accolades that are closest to his
heart are the many commendations he’s received for his work with
the communities he holds most dear. After serving as VP/GM at
WSIR 1490 in Winter Haven for 22 years, retired Jan.31,2021.




Cedrick Hollywood; Former Program Director WEDR~99 Jamz; Miami, Fla.  Former VP Programming at Rivers Radio; currently works at Da Supastarz Productions.  Cedrick is a powerhouse in the Radio and Records community.  Well known by many.  He hired a LOT of "key people!"




JoJo.  JoJo is a Native of St. Louis, Mo. has electrified the broadcast industry for almost 50 years during his impressive career JoJo has developed massive ratings on KATZ St. Louis, Mo. KRBE Houston, Tx., KMJM St. Louis, Mo., KDKO Denver, Co., WAOK Atlanta, Ga., WDIA Memphis, Tn., KJLH Los Angeles, Ca., WDRQ Detroit, Mi., KMJQ Houston, Tx., KHTK St. Louis, Mo., WHYT Detroit, Mi., WIOQ Philadelphia, Pa., KXOK St. Louis, Mo., WTMG Gainesville, Fl., WSOL Jacksonville, Fla.



Monica May is a Gracie ®  award winning radio & television veteran whose distinct voice has been heard on airwaves across the country in markets; such as: Washington, D.C., Atlanta, Houston, Montgomery, Ala., and her beloved Orlando. Award winning radio & television veteran whose distinct voice has been heard on airwaves across the country in markets such as: Washington, D.C., Atlanta, Houston, Montgomery, Ala., and her beloved, Orlando.   
Monica has turned on the mic once again to host "Point of View", a community focused talk show and Soul School Sunday, a reminiscent music set, which both air on STAR 94.5 (WCFB-FM).  She also hosts an "edutainment" podcast, "One Take Live" which is available on YouTube.


DJ Tony Neal is a well-known figure in the music industry, specifically in the realm of urban and hip-hop music. Tony is the Founder and CEO of Core DJs, a prominent coalition of DJs.  Tony is recognized for his work in promoting and breaking new music. He has played a significant role in the careers of many artist by providing a platform for their music to be heard and appreciated by audiences worldwide.




Pastor Shirley.  Under the tutelage of Don DC Cody, Pastor Shirley Watts began hosting Sunday Morning Gospel from 1995-2003 in Gainesville, Florida. When Pastor Shirley would pray for listeners week after week, the testimonies of victory began to permeate the airways and her show soon became #1.
In 1998, Pastor Shirley and Clarence Watts joined in holy matrimony, each having five (5) children.  Later, the Watts-duo formed the Voices of Praize Chorale .


In 2005, Pastor Shirley along with the church pastors, Community Praise Center Incorporated (CPCI), launched PRAIZE 107.5 FM WPZM-LP--a 24-hour Gospel Radio Station, also located in Gainesville, FL. PRAIZE 107.5 FM presents community news, thought-provoking sermons, interviews and strives to keep the community informed about health, financial wellness, and more. Additionally, PRAIZE 107.5 was nominated for the prestigious Stellar Award. Also, Pastor Shirley was afforded the honor by C.K. Hoffler, CEO of Rainbow PUSH Coalition, to be a guest speaker at Reverend Jesse Jackson’s birthday party of 2018 in Atlanta, GA.

Today, Pastor Shirley continues to preach, pray and host radio programs on multimedia platforms, which can be heard on Praise 1075.com or the app.





Larry Steele is the Operations Manager of WELE - Bethune Cookman University.  Larry is the Chairperson for the 2023 NBRHOF Induction Program.  At WELE 1380 "The Cat" in Daytona Beach, Florida Larry is responsible for all Programming, Branding, Promotions, and Strategic Planning.  He is responsible for all music scheduling and On Air Staff Hiring.  He has an extensive knowledge of PPM.  In 2023 Larry accpeted the volunteer position as the Administrator for the Annual Induction program of the organization for the Oct. 7, 2023 event to be held in Atlanta and will once again be the Administrator for the Sept. 21, 2024 Induction in Atlanta.
James T.  James T. began his radio career in 1969 at Palm Beach Junior College. As a major he participated in a college show that aired on a local top 40 radio station, WIRK-AM. In 1971 he entered the professional ranks as news director and weekend talent at WRBD/WCKO in Ft. Lauderdale. There he developed into a primary on-air talent. That experience, coupled with the exposure of a weekend entertainment/public service talk show on WPTV Channel 5 in West Palm Beach, established him as a major personality in Broward and Palm Beach counties.
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